Sunday, July 3, 2011

Stone Fish

A stone fish. they are absolutely hideous ((cringe)), are poisonous, and can be deadly!
About 20 species of stone fish occur in the Indo-Pacific. Wounds from a stone fish can kill any human unlucky enough to tread on the spines. This species is typical of its family, with its rough, scaleless body, large, upward-turning head and protuberant eyes. As its name suggests, the stone fish's coloring and shape camouflage it perfectly as it lies half-buried among stones or in rock crevices.

Do you know that Stone fish is considered to be the most venomous fish in the world, with its venom consisting of proteins. When a stone fish bites a person, its venom can be partially denatured by the application of a very hot compress on the site of injury. Stone fish, usually, release their toxin when in danger. They have 13 spines on their back that inject the toxin when pressure is placed on them. For instance, when a larger fish attacks or a person steps on stone fish, the pressure leads to release of the venom.

Enough with details now let us look at this sucker Lol

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